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Hygienic latrines on offer to rural poor

Update: September, 19/2014 - 08:44

HA NOI (VNS) — About 17,000 families living below or near the poverty line from 60 communes in four provinces, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Binh Dinh and Ben Tre will be helped to build hygienic latrines under a project aimed at fighting disease carried by water.

The Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Output-based Aid project, with total funds of more than VND15.7 billion (US$750,900), was implemented by East Meets West , a US-based international development organisation, and the Viet Nam Health Environment Management Agency under the Ministry of Health.

The project has been running since last November and will end in November next year.

Poor families that purchase latrines will receive a rebate. Rural communes that reach good sanitation coverage will receive a financial award. — VNS

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